But it is clear that, under Alexander, the phalanx was not the cumbrous unwieldy body which it was at Cynoscephalae and Pydna.
Perseus fled from Pydna to Pella, his cavalry having, as one would expect, all got safe out of the action.
The young Scipio was born about 185, and when scarce 17 years old fought with daring bravery at Pydna.
Methone is situated in the middle, about 40 stadia distant from Pydna, and 70 stadia from Alorus.
But it is clear that under Alexander the phalanx was not the cumbrous, unwieldy body which it was at Cynoscephate and Pydna.
Cassander at once marched against Olympias, and, having forced her to surrender in Pydna, put her to death .
Methone is distant from Pydna 40 stadia, and 70 stadia from Alorus.
Themistocles was taken by two guides safely across the mountains to Pydna, where he found a merchant ship about to sail for Asia.
But as he was progressing toward Pydna he fell short of provisions and turned back to Thessaly.
One dark night, through a secret doorway in the city wall, a little party crept softly out of Pydna and went down toward the port.